Martin McKenzie-Murray
is The Saturday Paper’s chief correspondent.

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News August 08, 2015

The hidden politics of family violence

The royal commission into domestic violence has replayed many received wisdoms. But there are certain things that cannot be said.

News August 01, 2015

Royal commission examines Jehovah Witnesses cover-up

The Jehovah’s Witnesses’ fiercely literal reading of the Bible has distanced them from the law and politics, but the royal commission into child sexual abuse is ending that.

News July 25, 2015

Inside the strange dynamic of Reclaim Australia’s rallies

The Reclaim Australia protests and counter-protests reveal the unedifying anger on the outer fringes of politics.

News July 18, 2015

Abbott’s campaign to kill renewable energy sector

Unable to disband a financing body it despises, the Abbott government has set about rigging renewable energy investment to fail.

News July 11, 2015

Spyware company’s shadowy deals exposed

Millionaire hackers' spyware clients include South Sudan, Russia, Saudi Arabia – and Australia.

News July 04, 2015

The battle for open-access information

A Melbourne-based PhD candidate’s online open-access publishing forum is a boon for those wishing to access texts and transcripts free. But at what cost to the authors of some of these works?

News June 20, 2015

Accused from Pinochet’s Chile still in Australia

Despite Chilean extradition orders, a former employee of Pinochet’s secret police has been allowed to remain – free – in Australia.

News June 13, 2015

Abbott’s war on Gillian Triggs

The government is trying to ridicule the president of the Human Rights Commission out of office. But she won’t go.

News June 06, 2015

Les Murray and the FIFA scandal

As corruption arrests shake global football body FIFA, Australia’s unwavering support for the organisation is in question.